Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return.
Suffering often draws us closer to God. Instead of being a sign of God's punishment or distance, suffering can purify us, lead us into the heart of God, and transform our souls.
Prayer shall purify thee.
Pray often to purify thyself.
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.